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Senior Asset and Property Manager

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 2/24/283098
  • Published: Wed 05/06/2024, 16:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £53,976 - £59,417
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

Guildford has a thriving economy which makes it one of the most successful towns and boroughs in the country. To continue this growth, the Council has an ambitious Corporate Plan where property is integral to its successful delivery. We have an exciting opportunity to join a team who are responsible for all aspects of property and asset management. 

What you'll do on a typical day:

The Senior Asset Manager will oversee all transactional matters in the operational property portfolio, managing both their own transactions and that of the team reporting into you. You will be responsible for negotiating and agreeing high value transactions as well as providing advice to a team of property asset managers who are also working on new lettings, rent reviews, lease renewals, lease surrenders, dilapidations, acquisitions and disposals. You will be the main liaison between Assets and other services to ensure the Council's operational property portfolio appropriately supports those services. You will seek to identify any opportunities for repurposing, redeveloping or disposing of assets which do not support service delivery and will progress projects through the appropriate internal governance procedures. You will be responsible for ensuring the management and administration of service charge accounts has been completed and will be familiar with valuation, business rates, planning and development. 

Skills and experience needed:

You will need willingness and flexibility to participate in a range of projects and day to day activities. The post holder will build and maintain strong relationships with the team, other Council services, Councillors, tenants, and contractors/suppliers. You will have strong liaison with the Services to assist them in meeting their corporate objectives and be able to co-ordinate responses and correspondence with Councillors. You will hold an appropriate qualification and have experience in the likes of property management, Landlord & Tenant and valuation. You must be a strong team player with management experience of a small team, whilst being capable of working on your own initiative. 

  • Education to degree level in estate management or an equivalent subject
  • Qualified member of the RICS (MRICS/FRICS)
  • Experience in property management, professional Landlord and Tenant and managing a large property portfolio
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation and health and safety within asset/property management
  • Good IT skills with the ability to adapt to the Council’s systems and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A team player and able to work independently using your initiative
  • Excellent time management and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Experience of working within a local authority is desirable but not essential
  • Conscientious attitude and attention to detail
  • Highly developed organisational skills

What's in it for you?

You will be rewarded with an excellent work life balance including a flexible working scheme, an attractive package of staff benefits, membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme, tax savings on childcare costs, generous annual leave, essential car allowance, and the option to enter into private healthcare.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with job satisfaction in a family friendly environment. Based in our attractive offices by the River Wey in Guildford town centre which is a short walk from the railway station, you can take advantage of everything that Guildford has to offer. 

About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment.  To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

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  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 2/24/283098
  • Published: Wed 05/06/2024, 16:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £53,976 - £59,417
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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